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The ShivaShakti Retreat: Cultivating Consciousness in the Divine Play

August 6 - August 9

A view of lakeside cabins at Borestone Retreat

Thursday – Sunday August 6 - 9, 2020

Instructors: Krishna Peter Perry and Aiyana Athenian

Schedule: Thursday evening until Sunday mid-morning (details below)
Location: 
Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary | Guilford, ME

Save $100 on this retreat when you register at the same time for the Invoking the Goddess Retreat (Aug 3-6) and spend a week going deep at Borestone.

 

This retreat is now full. Please contact us to be added to the Wait List.

Devi (the Creative Energy of the universe) asks in Banter Verses 5-6 of the Radiance Sutras: “What is this power we call Life, Appearing as the play of flesh and breath? How may I know this mystery and enter it more deeply? 

My attention is enthralled by a myriad of forms, Innumerable individual entities everywhere, Flashing into existence and fading away again. Lead me into the wholeness beyond all these parts.

Do me a favor, my love. Let me rest in your embrace. Refresh me with the elixir of your wisdom. Ravish me with your truth.”

Bhairava (the infinite consciousness) responds in Banter Verses 17-19 of the Radiance Sutras: “Sacred texts sing of my reality, But I cannot be found in them, For I am the one listening. I am always closer than breath.

Heat and fire are not two separate things. These are just verbal distinctions.

The Goddess and the One who holds Her are one and the same. We are inseparable. The way to me is through Her.”

 

Join us for a yoga and meditation retreat cultivating the union of consciousness and divine play. Drawing from the ancient wisdom of the Sri Vijnana Bhairava Tantra and a modern interpretation, The Radiance Sutras (Roche), we invite you on an exploration of the inner dialogue and dance of Shiva (consciousness) and Shakti (creative energy, the divine play). As the Sri Vijnana Bhairava Tantra teaches, Shakti is the face of Shiva and Shiva is revealed through Shakti. Through dynamic meditations, pranayama and other yogic sadhanas we invoke the energies of Shakti and Shiva to inquire into the nature of reality.

We invite you to immerse yourself in the sacred beauty of nature on the shores of Midday and Sunset Ponds at the tranquil Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary and renew with three days of social silence, yoga and meditation. Each morning we will awaken to the energies of life inherent in our beings with a Kundalini Yoga practice and guided meditation. Meditations from the Sri Vijnana Bhairava Tantra invite awareness of the divinity that permeates every cell of our body and every breath we take.

There is free time throughout the day to enjoy the walking trails around the Borestone Mountain Sanctuary, take a swim or canoe ride on the pond, journal, explore personal yoga practice, or sit on the deck and simply Be. A silent meditation hike is offered on one or two afternoons of the retreat for any interested participants. Afternoons include a sadhana session consisting of pranayama, guided meditation and dyad work exploring our connection to the forces of Shiva and Shakti.  The evening sessions include a spiritual talk and/or silent meditation. Three delicious vegetarian meals are served daily. Private sessions with the teachers can be scheduled during the retreat.

This three-night retreat begins with an evening meal at 6 pm on Thursday, August 6th and ends mid-morning on Sunday, August 9th after a morning session and breakfast.  This retreat is perfect for anyone with some prior yoga and meditation experience. If you have practiced yoga for awhile, but are new to meditation please feel free to contact us and check in.

A view of lake and trees at Borestone Lake

Sample Daily Schedule:

6:30 a.m. – Tea & Fruit or Snack

7:00 – 9:00 a.m. – Meditation & Kundalini Yoga Class

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Breakfast

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Lunch

3:30 p.m. – Silent Meditation Nature Walk

4:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Pranayama, Meditation and/or Yoga Nidra, Dyad Work

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Dinner

7:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Evening Talk and/or Meditation

A group of yoga students overlooks the lake and forest at Borestone

Rates & Accommodation

The rate includes 3 meals/day, lodging, yoga & meditation sessions and a private session with the teachers.

      Early Registration Rate: Registered by April 1, 2020: $625.00

Regular Rate: Registered by July 20, 2020: $675.00

Payment Plan: Register by March 1, 2020 to qualify for a 4-installment payment plan. Contact us for more info.

       Scholarship Option/Rate: We offer two $150 scholarships for this retreat. Please Contact us for details on how to apply for a scholarship. They are awarded on a first-come first-serve basis, so early registration is recommended if you are interested in a scholarship.    1 available.

Double Borestone Retreat Discount: If you sign up on the same day for both the Invoking the Goddess Retreat and The ShivaShakti Retreat for August 2020, you can save $100 on The ShivaShakti Retreat.

Registration: To register, submit the application below.  This retreat is limited to 12 participants so early registration is recommended to secure a spot. Registration closes July 20, 2020.

Continuing Education Credits: 24 CE hours are available with Yoga Alliance for this Yoga & Meditation Immersion. Please notify us before the training if you wish to receive CEs.

Accommodation/Meals: Accommodation is provided at the beautiful Borestone Mountain Sanctuary lodges in single/double/multiple occupancy rooms. Three (3) vegetarian meals are served daily.  Food sensitivities can be accommodated. More information about the Borestone Mountain Sanctuary including directions, facilities, FAQ’s, etc. will be e-mailed to participants after the application/deposit are submitted. Contact us for details about the retreat facilities, food, etc.

Application

Admissions Procedures:

Application Deadline for the ShivaShakti Retreat- A Silent Meditation & Yoga Retreat: July 20, 2020

Step 1: Fill out and submit the application below or contact us to receive an application by mail.

Step 2: Once an application has been submitted, you will be redirected to a payment page. Please submit the $300 deposit payment for the retreat. Once your application and deposit are received, your application will be reviewed. An application will not be reviewed without the deposit. This deposit holds your spot in the retreat.

Step 3: An acceptance packet, which includes additional information about the retreat will be e-mailed to the applicant within 2 weeks after the application and deposit have been received.

Step 4: The remaining balance is due 30 days before the start date of the retreat.

Please only submit an application if you are seriously planning to attend if accepted.  Thank you.

ShivaShakti School of Yoga does not discriminate based on gender, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, age or body shape.

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Details

Start:
August 6
End:
August 9
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Organizer

Krishna Peter Perry & Aiyana Athenian
Email:
info@ShivaShaktiYogaSchool.com
Website:
www.shivashaktiyogaschool.com

Venue

Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary
1000 Mountain Rd
Elliotsville, ME 04443 United States
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Phone:
(207) 631-4050
Website:
http://maineaudubon.org/find-us/borestone-mountain-sanctuary/